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James Edward Murray (May 3, 1876 – March 23, 1961) was a United States Senator from Montana, and a member of the Democratic Party. He served in the United States Senate from 1934 until 1961.

Born on a farm near St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, Murray graduated from St. Jerome's College in Berlin, Ontario in 1897. He came to the United States in 1897, settled in Butte, Montana, and was naturalized in 1900. He graduated from the law department of New York University in 1900, was admitted to the bar in 1901, and commenced practice in Butte, where he also engaged in banking.

Murray was county attorney of Silver Bow County, Montana from 1906 to 1908, and became chairman of the State advisory board of the Public Works Administration from 1933 to 1934. He was elected on November 6, 1934 as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas J. Walsh. He was reelected several times and served from November 7, 1934 to January 3, 1961. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1960.

Murray served as chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Labor-Management Relations, chairman of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, and also served on the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

He used his position as the Senate's Interior Committee Chairman to secure western water projects that led to congressional approval and funding for large dams in Montana at Canyon Ferry on the Missouri River, Yellowtail on the Bighorn River, Hungry Horse on the Flathead River, and Libby on the Kootenai River.[1]

Murray died in Butte less than 3 months after leaving office and was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery.[2]

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United States Senate
Preceded by
John Edward Erickson
United States Senator (Class 2) from Montana
1934 – 1961
Served alongside: Burton K. Wheeler, Zales Ecton, Mike Mansfield
Succeeded by
Lee Metcalf
Political offices
Preceded by
Elbert D. Thomas
Chairman of the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee
1951 – 1953
Succeeded by
Howard Alexander Smith
Preceded by
Guy Cordon
Chairman of the Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
1955 – 1961
Succeeded by
Clinton Presba Anderson


James Edward Murray (May 3 1876March 23 1961) was a United States Senator from Montana, and a member of the Democratic Party. He served in the United States Senate from 1934 until 1961.

Born on a farm near St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, Murray graduated from St. Jerome's College in Berlin, Ontario in 1897. He came to the United States in 1897, settled in Butte, Montana, and was naturalized in 1900. He graduated from the law department of New York University in 1900, was admitted to the bar in 1901, and commenced practice in Butte, where he also engaged in banking.

Murray was county attorney of Silver Bow County, Montana from 1906 to 1908, and became chairman of the State advisory board of the Public Works Administration from 1933 to 1934. He was elected on November 6 1934 as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas J. Walsh. He was reelected several times and served from November 7 1934 to January 3 1961. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1960.

Murray served as chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Labor-Management Relations, chairman of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, and also served on the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Murray died in Butte less than 3 months after leaving office and was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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John Edward Erickson |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"| United States Senator (Class 2) from Montana
1934 – 1961
Served alongside: Burton K. Wheeler, Zales Ecton, Mike Mansfield |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
Lee Metcalf |- |- ! colspan="3" style="background: #ccccff;" | Political offices

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Elbert D. Thomas |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Chairman of the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee
1951 – 1953 |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
Howard Alexander Smith |- |- style="text-align: center;" |- style="text-align:center;" |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
Guy Cordon |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Chairman of the Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
1955 – 1961 |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
Clinton Presba Anderson |- Template:End box








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